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Best books for people with serious dysbooksia

By News Team

Did a weird rustle wake you up in the middle of a light summer night? Did your spouse spend a suspiciously long time ‘heating up the sauna’? Was his/her mind wandering on trails unknown to you?

This diagnosis is likely: your loved one was bitten by a nasty bookworm and infected by the dysbooksiavirus. The virus makes the victim read everything he/she can get. The virus remains permanently in the body dysbooksia may relapse annually especially during the light summer months.

Summerbooks 2017

With this incurable disease, however, one learns to live. The most experienced ones prepare with well-stocked medical cabinets for the summer. They prescribe themselves with a multitude of titles to help ease the symptoms.

Bilot’s book lovers revealed their own favourite drugs to help you and your close ones prepare for summer holidays.


The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, Rick DeLisi

This book is mentioned on many The Best Books about Development of Customer Experience Lists. Positions are all well earned. If you’ve had enough of business yada-yada and abracadabra-tips&tricks, read this book. Customer experience is above all about sincere and relentless building and maintenance of basic issues. These writers have created practical checklists and summarized several relevant field studies in plain packages.

A lot of people ask me if I was Shipwrecked and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say, “How to Build a Boat.” -Stephen Wright

Summerbooks 2017
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, Stanley McChrystal, Collins, Silverman, Fussell

The book is great for those who feel that old models do not work anymore. Technology and data, combined with open management, creates self-aware teams and transparency in organizations, improving decision-making at all levels of the organization. This book gives you practical tips and fresh ideas in the world where yesterday’s data is already old.

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. -Author Unknown


Sari Torkkola: Lean in the management of expert work (Lean asiantuntijatyön johtamisessa) – available only in Finnish

The story of real life. How the IT organization was able to improve quality, work atmosphere, customer satisfaction, and supplier co-operation while budgeting and execution times decreased. CIO’s insights into lean management methods were the key catalysts.

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. -Jorge Luis Borges


Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll, Peter Cook

There were many relevant metaphors for the musician. Not a serious review about leadership, however in the case of an expert organization, there are many similarities with dynamics of a rock band. Peter Cook does not try to present unquestionable truths, but instead he explains leadership from different perspectives. Leadership is not about leading, it is about being.

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P.J. O’Rourke

Summerbooks 2017


Sari Torkkola: Lean in the management of expert work (Lean asiantuntijatyön johtamisessa) – available only in Finnish

The winner of the 2016 Winner of the Best Business Book Competition of Finnish Economics. An excellent book on IT management and its development.

Summerbooks 2017
The Last Kingdom Series (formerly The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Stories), Bernard Cornwell

Ultimate relaxation. A very well-written, engaging imaginary story that also includes historical facts. A perfect break from today’s day and time to the Viking era. I started reading the series years ago. Since then I have always been waiting for a new one to be released while reading the latest edition.

The book you do not read does not help. -Jim Rohn

Eveliina Vauhkonen, HR Business Partner

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus, and working smarter all day long, David Rock
This is very relevant topic in today’s work and private life, it gives you more understanding how your brain works and what habits works for your brain and what doesn’t. It’s a good reading (or listening) for the summer, it makes you think why is it so difficult to stop and just enjoy the moment, it can be just because of your brain. However, you can learn to work better way that suites for you brain too and maybe make your life sometimes a little bit easier.


Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom

A slightly heavier piece of work, one of the best descriptions about how the world and society change with the development of artificial intelligence & robotics. Good reflection on how humankind can survive. I recommend to anyone who is interested in the future, society, artificial intelligence.
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keys

Light and entertaining reading. One of my favorites. Great, touching story about Charlie Gordon’s life – the knowledge and the pain it brings. Good reading for the end of summer rainfalls.

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. -Jorge Luis Borges

Sari Torkkola‘s book was recommended by two bilots, which is why it seemed necessary to find out what this wise writer would have to say to our readers.

Sari’s guidance for this summer:

“Choose the best ways to recharge – something which works for you. For me, it means physical activity, time spent with family, reading, new experiences and good food in an appropriate balance. Comfortable vacation for everyone!”

“To take care of one self – that is part of professional leadership skills” – Lean Expertise, Sari Torkkola